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Renovation and upgrade of Askrigg Village Hall Public Toliets. The Village Hall Committee celebrate the re-opening of the public toilets. Copyright: YDNPA.

Community projects

The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) aims to support projects that result in positive benefits for communities within the National Park.  Projects that have received funding have offered long-lasting community, social or environmental benefits.

Askrigg Village Hall upgrade public toilets

A grant of £2,193 helped Askrigg Village Hall to renovate and upgrade their existing public toilets.  The work involved converting three existing toilets into one accessible unisex public toilet and includes a number of energy efficiency measures that has reduced water and electricity consumption. The improvements included sensory external lighting, internal LED lighting and internal facilities. They have also introduced an honesty box which raises funds that will be used towards future running costs.

Other completed projects

  • Underground electricity supply to serve Long Preston’s playing fields pavilion (£5,000)
  • Refurbishment of the kitchen at Kirkby Malham Parish Hall (£1,441)
  • Extension incorporating toilet facilities and improved access to the first floor, Ravenstonedale Community & Heritage Centre (£10,000)
  • Refurbishment of the Games Room to provide Conference facilities, Grassington Devonshire Institute (£4,094)
  • Equipment to prevent and detect rural crimes, Upper Wharfedale Rural Watch (£2,162)
  • Purchase and conversion of a new incident control vehicle to ensure public safety, Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team (£10,000)